Mechanical Engineer (I, II, or Sr. Level) - Point of Rocks, WY
PacifiCorp
Point of Rocks, WY
EducationSkills
General Purpose
Develops engineering studies, plans, specifications, calculations, evaluations, design documents, and performance assessments associated with the planning, design, licensing, construction, operation, and maintenance of the company’s generation, transmission, distribution, telecommunication, or other utility facilities/systems. This position is assigned to the power plant performance monitoring and referred as a Performance Engineer. This position is primarily responsible for tracking plant availability, and heat rate. Also responsible for maintaining and improving plant thermal cycle efficiency. Conducting performance testing and analysis on major equipment such as the boiler, turbine, air heaters, pumps, and fans. Maintaining plant data acquisition software OSI PI ProcessBook and EtaPro performance monitoring software.

Responsibilities
Associate level responsibilities of this position include the following:
  • Analyze the system design, programming, and modification.
  • Develop moderately complex studies of limited scope and prepare data for cost estimations and analyses.
  • Run equipment and performance tests and install and inspect new equipment.
  • Conduct site inspections to ensure adherence to engineering standards.
  • Develop specifications for procurement of equipment and / or contractual services to support power plant operations.
  • Supervise plant journeymen and contract personnel on installation, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of power plant equipment and systems.
  • Develop capital project estimates and justifications. Manage capital projects and meet capital budget targets in accordance with recognized company best practice
In addition to the above, the mid-level responsibilities include the following:
  • Design, develop, modify, and evaluate systems, process, or facilities to support Company objectives.
  • Develop electrical engineering studies, plans, specifications, calculations, evaluations, design documents, and performance assessments.
  • Determine methods and techniques for obtaining results.
  • Guide and direct associate level engineers, technicians and drafters.
  • Recommend alternative solutions to management in area of specialty on engineering solutions to meet business needs.
  • Deliver on commitments and manage outside engineering services to accomplish the assigned work.
  • Analyze and design engineering methods.
  • Develop specifications for procurement of equipment and / or contractual services to support power plant operations.
  • Supervise plant journeymen and contract personnel on installation, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of power plant equipment and systems.
  • Develop capital project estimates and justifications.
  • Manage capital projects and meet capital budget targets in accordance with recognized company best practices.
In addition to the above, the Sr. Level responsibilities include the following:
  • Develop highly complex engineering studies, plans, specifications, calculations, evaluations, design documents, and performance assessments.
  • Act as a lead/expert in the work group; train and mentor associate and career level engineers, technicians and drafters.
  • Maintain project timeliness and budgets.
  • Analyze and design engineering methods.
Requirements
Associate level requirements for this position include the following:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, or other engineering degree.
  • Basic knowledge and application of principles in area of engineering specialty.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
  • Ability to interact favorably with project and work teams.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills involving the ability to work cross-functionally to understand requirements, present alternatives, and recommendations.
  • Proficient with the use of personal computers and automated tools.
In addition to the above, the Mid-Level role includes the following:
  • A minimum of two years of directly related experience in engineering related field.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills involving the ability to work cross-functionally to understand requirements, present alternatives, and recommendations.
  • Understanding of Company’s business, and relevant policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Ability to perform effectively in high-pressure situations while maintaining focus and calmness.
  • Ability to provide timely assessments with limited information and/or assumptions.
  • Proficient with the use of personal computers and automated tools.
In addition to the above, the Sr. Level Engineer includes the following requirements:
  • A minimum of five or more years of experience in industrial power systems or electric utility power systems, or related professional experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of principles in area of engineering specialty.
  • Project management and leadership skills including the ability to work as a team member, to maintain project timelines, budgets, and deliver on commitment.
Preferences
Knowledgeable and experienced with cycle performance monitoring software such as EtaPro.
Knowledgeable and experienced with equipment performance testing, including turbines, pumps and fans.
Knowledgeable and experienced with coal combustion optimization.
Additional Information
Req Id: 58210

Primary Location: Point of Rocks

Department: 00000759 Rocky Mountain Power

Schedule: FULLTIME

Personnel Subarea: Exempt

Hiring Range: 66,600 - 107,300.00

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation.

At PacifiCorp, we encourage everyone to work together. We embrace diversity and value the distinct perspectives of all our employees. We strive to cultivate a workplace that connects each employee to the organization and enables all individuals to participate and contribute to their full potential.

It is PacifiCorp's policy to provide and promote equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants in accordance with local, state and federal laws and regulations governing personnel activities. In accordance with federal guidelines, PacifiCorp is committed to a program of affirmative action. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran status, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screening.